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2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS — First Ride Review

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The Suzuki V-Strom 650 occupies the middleweight niche between lighter dual-sports and larger adventure tourers, and its sheer versatility and low buy-in are hard to beat. When the highway miles stretch out between the unpaved bits, the “Wee-Strom” provides far more comfort than buzzy singles, a lower seat, lightweight handling and enough smooth torque from its 645cc V-twin for brisk ...

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2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT / S – First Ride Review

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Funny how things come full circle if you just wait long enough, isn’t it? In the 1950s and ’60s, a British or American twin or single was often used for all kinds of riding, even if it wasn’t necessarily cut out for it. Then in the ’80s we marveled as specialization crept in and the street motorcycle ranks were gradually ...

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2016* Aprilia Caponord Rally – First Ride Review

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Aprilia is on the move and seriously courting the long-range crowd, first with the 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack and now the new Caponord 1200 Rally. Incorporating many of the core components found in the earlier and more basic street-oriented crossover-style Caponord, this new Caponord Rally now ups the ante with many of the elements that more serious adventure types ...

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2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure | First Ride Review

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With triple-digit rear-wheel horsepower, state-of-the-art electronics and enough comfort, range and carrying capacity to make multiple 1,000-mile days seem easy, today’s big-bore adventure tourers have put everything from sportbikes to luxury tourers on notice, with the added bonus of being remarkably capable off-road. Few bikes have threatened the position of BMW’s R 1200 GS/Adventure at the top of the “travel ...

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2014 KTM 1190 Adventure / R — Long-term Review

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Photos by Kevin Wing, Rich Cox, Mark Tuttle and Greg Drevenstedt Any day now, our long-term 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure test bike will be going back, and we sure will miss it. The big, orange beast is actually the third in a series of 1190 Adventures we’ve had in our test fleet continuously since January 2014, and collectively we’ve logged ...

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2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRx and Tiger 800 XCx – First Ride Review

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photography by Alessio Barbanti and Paul Barshon In late 2010, at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, Triumph pulled the covers off two all-new middleweight adventure tourers, the street-oriented Tiger 800 and off-road-ready Tiger 800 XC, and a few weeks later it hosted a world press launch for both bikes in Barcelona, Spain. Impressed by their torquey in-line triple, sure-footed ...

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2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XR and XC – First Look Review

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Triumph’s Tiger 800 and Tiger 800 XC adventure tourers, introduced for 2011, impressed us with their torquey in-line triples, good handling and versatility, earning Rider’s 2011 Motorcycle of the Year award. The street-focused Tiger 800 had cast wheels (19-inch front, 17-inch rear), and the off-road-oriented Tiger 800 XC had spoked wheels (21-inch front, 17-inch rear), allowing buyers to choose the model ...

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2015 BMW S 1000 XR – First Look Review

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Since its debut for 2010, BMW’s S 1000 RR sportbike, powered by a ferocious in-line four-cylinder engine that makes a claimed 190 horsepower (for 2015, peak output is up to 199 hp), has ruled the racetrack. An even more race-oriented version, the HP4, debuted for 2013, and the naked S 1000 R broke cover earlier this year. At the EICMA ...

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2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT – First Look Review

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At the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, Ducati announced a major update to its Multistrada 1200 for 2015, the third generation of its sport/adventure tourer. Already renowned for power and technological sophistication, the new Multistrada will offer more of both. Featuring new Desmodromic Variable Timing, its 1,198cc Testastretta L-twin will make a claimed 160 horsepower (up from 150) and 100 ...

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CSC Motorcycles to Import the RX-3 Cyclone, a 250cc Adventure Bike

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CSC Motorcycles, based in Azusa, California, announced today that it is bringing in the first shipment of 250cc RX-3 Cyclone adventure touring motorcycles to the United States. The Cyclone, manufactured for CSC by Chinese manufacturer Zongshen, is being certified for highway use in the United States. CSC expects to offer the motorcycles for sale by the end of this year. ...

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